noun, plural in·su·lae [in-suh-lee, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn səˌli, ˈɪns yə-/. Anatomy.
- insufficiency of eyelids,
- insufflation anesthesia,
- insular celtic,
Origin of insula
Examples from the Web for insulae
The more important buildings of each Region are given in the order of the Insulae.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
If the Graeco-Macedonian fashion be quoted as precedent for square or squarish 'insulae', the Terremare show the same.
The 'insulae', whatever their shape—square or oblong—are fairly uniform throughout.
The larger 'insulae', which lie west of the main north and south street, are oblong and measure about 150 x 100 yds.
Whether there were other 'insulae' besides the fifteen is doubtful.
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for insula
Latin, literally "an island" (also, in ancient Rome, "a block of buildings"); see isle.